Four-year-old Asher Cain benefits from programs provided by United Rehabilitation Services. CONTRIBUTED
Among those participating in the URS preschool program is Asher Cain, son of Jason and Billi Cain of Tipp City. Asher, 4, was born with Angelman syndrome (AS), a rare neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births, resulting in developmental delays, lack of speech, seizures and balance disorders. He has benefited from URS’ on-site Therapies and Nursing Services and currently attends URS’ Pandemic Child Care. His mother works at Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital.
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The following supplies are on the URS “Pandemic Wish List”:
• Art supplies and activities for educational kits for adults and kids at home: Construction paper, watercolor paper, colored pencils, crayons, stickers, watercolor paints.
• Sensory items: Play-doh, water beads, sand, shaving cream, rice, food coloring, dried beans, miniature toys like army men, Polly Pockets.
• Cleaning Supplies: Spray bottles, bleach, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer.
Visit URS' electronic Pandemic Wish List on Amazon here.
Donations can be delivered by appointment only to 4710 Old Troy Pike at Needmore. Contact Lora Davenport, firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 853-5430. After calling to say you have arrived, someone will get the donation out of your vehicle.
Others ways to help: Volunteers are needed to help with mulching the grounds and preparing the vegetable garden for planting. If you have a green thumb and would like to help, contact Davenport.
There are also opportunities for corporate, church or civic groups to support the agency's largest fundraiser, the Rubber Duck Regatta by hosting a Duck Campaign helping to promote the event and sell ducks. Learn how you can get involved at daytonducks.com.
You can also support URS including through its Monthly Giving Program, which allows donors to give as little as $10/month. Visit ursdayton.org/donate to learn about the many ways you can make a lasting difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities.
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Meredith Moss writes about non-profit organizations in our community and their specific needs. If your group has a wish list it would like to share with our readers, contact Meredith: MMoss@coxohio.com
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